Meet Your Athlete Advisors

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Our athlete advisors sit on each of our sport technical committees and are responsible for ensuring that the voice and input of current and former athletes is included in areas of training, coaching, performance, and athlete wellbeing. Find out more about each of them below. Aerobics – Jennifer GroomJen competed in aerobics from 7 – 21 years old, representing NZ … Read More

Athletes Continue Their Quest for Paris 2024

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The coming weeks sees our top athletes head back to the northern hemisphere in their continued quest for a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In artistic, we have four men and five women who have two more chances to qualify quota spots. The athletes currently on the qualification pathway are Men’s artistic Women’s artistic In trampoline, we have … Read More

New Gymnastics NZ Complaints Policy

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the revamped Gymnastics NZ complaints policy, with the aim of streamlining the management of complaints and concerns within the gymnastics community. A key project as part of the ‘Shaping the Future of Gymnastics in Aotearoa’ workplan, the new policy is based on feedback from the gymnastics community and is designed to help … Read More

Bouncing in Birmingham with the Trampoline World Age Team.

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Going overseas and representing your country in a sport that you love can sound so glamorous, but behind the leotard sparkles and that 30-second routine on the world stage, is months of grit, sweat, and hours in the gym. And then throw in the world stage part again – a fun but unfamiliar environment. The 2023 Trampoline World Age Group … Read More

Coach Recognition: Ava Baddeley – XTND Coach and Senior International Gymnast

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Gymnastics New Zealand is always proud of the contribution of coaches working through the XTND programme. These coaches, aged 13-16 years, are often busy juggling school commitments with their time in the gym. One coach is Ava Baddeley from Capital Gymnastics who is a XTND coach and women’s artistic senior international gymnast. We caught up with Ava who gave us … Read More

World champions defend their titles in Birmingham this week.

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This week sees World Champions Dylan Schmidt and Bronwyn Dibb defend their titles in Birmingham at the 2023 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships. Dylan left home in June and is still on the road, having done four world cups, British nationals, a training camp in Canada, a bit of travelling in the United States, and setting up base camp in the … Read More

Gymnastics steps up to bring some relief to Wairoa

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When Cyclone Gabrielle smashed into the upper and eastern north island in February, the East Coast town of Wairoa was among the hardest hit. Schools closed, families lost their homes and, needless to say, recreation opportunities were severely limited. “After the cyclone everyone was kind of down and depressed,” says Gisborne Gymnastics Club coach Nicola Ludwig. “The kids needed some … Read More

National GymClub Challenge shows that gymnastics really is for all

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Labour weekend saw the return of GymClub Challenge – the annual national celebration of recreational gymnastics (Gym for All). The event is an opportunity for gymnasts of all ages and abilities to demonstrate their skills, challenge themselves, compete in new codes, and most importantly have a huge amount of fun. Hosted by Manawatu Gymsports, 290 athletes from 15 clubs around … Read More

NHG Gymnastics Club bounces back from devastating flood

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Nearly ten months on from Auckland’s wettest day, New Zealand’s largest gymnastics club is still recovering from the raging flood that swept through its premises. Christmas 2023 will be a busy one for the NHG Gymnastics Club. All going to plan, the club will use its two-week shutdown to reinstall the sprung flooring at its massive 1,500 sqm gymnasium, marking … Read More

Angie Dougal – Coaches Korero (SPCNZ)

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Thank you to Sports Performance Coach NZ, who wrote and originally published the below article. “We get it wrong by focusing on winning.” At first glance, these words don’t seem like they would come from a high performance coach, especially the coach of a current world champion. But listening to Angie Dougal, it makes complete sense, and she has the … Read More